AnimeFest 2020 Sheraton Dallas Hotel August 14th – 17th 2020 Dallas, TX
Authentic Edo Era Samurai Armor: How It Was Made and Worn
Presentation CULTURE
AnimeFest 2019
Friday 3:00PM for 1.5h in P4
Samurai warriors have long been celebrated as fearsome fighters and excellent strategists. Samurai armor is venerated among military historians, artists, game designers, and Japanese culture fans for generations. However, most people never get to see authentic armor up close, much less have the chance to look “under the hood” at its construction. Tangerine Mountain presents authentic Edo Period samurai armor from the Higuchi family, who served the venerated Sanada clan at Matsushiro Castle in present-day Nagano City. We will take you through the complete set, explaining each piece and how it was made and worn, comparing and contrasting Edo Period armor to that of earlier eras, giving attendees new insight and appreciation of iconic artifacts of samurai history.
Tangerine Mt
Tangerine Mountain Imports & Designs specializes in bringing authentic imported kimono, wafuku, and Japanese accessories straight to congoers!

We save you the airfare to Japan by going back and forth two to three times a year to work directly with the people and businesses through which we acquire the best pieces at affordable prices.

We are the only kimono vendor in the country that includes an obi with every kimono purchase, with Kimono+Obi sets starting at only $30! Because of this, our customers are able to walk away with a wearable outfit for a fraction of the cost charged by other kimono vendors in our industry. We are also the only US-based kimono vendor that regularly sells haori, kimono and yukata 福袋 (fukubukuro) at every event in which we participate.

We also live our inclusivity statement with every customer interaction. Unlike some of our competitors, we do NOT insist people only try on pieces that match their gender appearance, age, or marital status. While we do teach the traditional ways of wearing kimono with every interaction (e.g. sleeve differences in men’s vs. women’s kimono; furisode are traditionally worn by unmarried women, etc.), we firmly believe that our customers are the experts in their own gender identity, sexual orientation, relationships, ability/disability, and bodies. Everyone is welcome to try on whatever they want, and it is our job to make them look and feel fabulous while doing so!

We are a very laid-back, happy group of people here at Tangerine Mountain, and we are willing to go above and beyond to make sure our customers have an "気持ちいい" experience whenever they shop with us. Whether people are looking for their first komon, a Taisho-era furisode, or a hand painted and embroidered uchikake to fill out their collection, we have something that can satisfy every customer's needs (and budget!).
20 members have this on their schedule.